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Pervis Miller
  • February 17, 1945
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  • August 29, 2021

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Obituary

Pervis Wayne Miller
February 17, 1945 – August 29, 2021
Wayne, as he was known to his family, was a beloved husband to his wife Winona, a loving father to their daughter Kristi, and was adored by his Airedale terrier, Valen.
Being a cowboy at heart, he normally rose early to watch the sunrise as he appreciated nature and all of God’s creation. He liked to photograph birds and flowers, especially hummingbirds and Texas bluebonnets. His relaxation time was often spent drawing and sketching, but he loved to also read and study history as it related to the world.
Traveling was a family affair, covering all fifty states and five continents. Although he enjoyed flying, his favorite modes of transportation were his corvette or his Chevy truck.
His family and friends recognized his dry wit, which was only surpassed by his loyalty to them. In his down-to-earth manner he always had a story or experience to share. He loved helping people see the best in themselves, and during his dedicated career with the Frisco, Missouri Pacific, CSX, and Union Pacific Railroads he influenced many lives.
He honorably served his country six years in the US Navy as a Seabee and UDT on Midway Island, the Philippines and Vietnam.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation be made to:
National Seabee Museum & Seabee Historical Foundation
www.seabeehf.com
CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation
POB 657
Gulfport, MS 39502-0657
In memory of Pervis Wayne Miller


Service

Location:
Cape Canaveral National Cemetry
Scottsmoor FL

Date & Time:
September 9, 2021 at 9:30 AM


Cemetery:
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
Scottsmoor, Scottsmoor


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  1. Mike Marr says:
    15 Sep 2021
    I have many good memories and good stories I could tell you about PW. I often say I have a lot of good acquaintances, but not have many true friends. PW was a true friend.

  2. JC Calzada says:
    15 Sep 2021
    God Bless you Purvis Miller. God help Wynona n their daughter Kristi at this sad trying time.

  3. Steve Slattery says:
    12 Sep 2021
    This is Steve Slattery, I called to express my condolences regarding P.W.’s passing, and got disconnected. I pray that you and your family can this time, and he puts people in your life to ease your burdens. I pray also for PW, and that God blesses him.
    Some of my favorite memories:
    1. When he would test you by telling only you a rumor in the shop, and he would see if it come back to him.
    2. On third shift at North Platte, we were having some issues at the service track, and I looked up, and there is PW standing in his bib overalls.
    3. Taking me under his wing. He always treated me as a son. I will always appreciate that.
    4. He saved my career several times. I could never thank him enough.
    5. To date, I still think about what PW would do.
    Thanks again for being apart of my life.

  4. Polly Spinks says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Yep, that truly is Wayne! Dry wit. He and Bill would Face Time all the time and they included Winona and me in their teasing us wives. They had such a great time visiting with each other. As well, we wives thoroughly enjoyed watching the two tell stories that they had told to each other over and over. They have sharp memories and respect for each other that lasts into eternity. What a great reunion they will have when meet again. I love Wayne and Winona and look forward to getting to know and love Kristi. Blessings for our friends-family. We miss him sorely.

  5. Jeff Jones says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Pervis and I went to Chicago to IIT. We ran the simulator and got ready for strike duty UPRR. He was an amazing railroader. RIP

  6. Jeff Jones says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Pervis and I went to Chicago to IIT to run the simulator and get ready for strike duty in 1988 UPRR. He was an amazing railroader. He became a good friend. RIP

  7. Tamika Higgins Baker says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Brave and Bold!
    Rest well!
    Your girls will miss you!
    Your memory will never be forgotten!
    You were loved very deeply!

  8. Robin Neely says:
    09 Sep 2021
    We will miss Wayne and his wit! Prayers for Winona and Kristi. Thankfully Wayne is face to face with his Lord and Savior!!
    Joe and Robin Neely

  9. Dennis Tholen says:
    09 Sep 2021
    While loosing PW leaves a heartache that can not be healed, he has left me with so many wonderful memories that will never be forgotten

  10. Mark & Dianna says:
    09 Sep 2021
    We will miss you brother. You took me under your wing in 1985 and made me the man I am today . Now you are under God wing with you own wings a great angel in heaven . Rest In Peace my great friend till I see you again I love you

  11. Mark & Dianna says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Marksprince57@gmail.com

  12. Dale Pecaut says:
    09 Sep 2021
    Sorry for your loss

  13. Pat Meriwether says:
    08 Sep 2021
    Bravo Zulu on a life well served.

  14. Allyson Black says:
    08 Sep 2021
    We will miss your dry wit and your kindness! Will look forward to the day when we see you again! Sending love and prayers to Winona and Kristi!

  15. Russell and Rebecca says:
    08 Sep 2021
    Excellently written obituary! I was one of those he helped during my career with the Union Pacific Railroad. The worst butt chewing I ever received was from Pervis not because of a failure at work but because I put work ahead of family. I will always be indebted to him for taking a chance on me when no one else would. Enjoy your seat next to the King brother Pervis!

  16. Claire Rousselot says:
    08 Sep 2021
    While I don’t know Wayne personally, knowing Kristi’s love for her dad, He might be gone, he will never be forgotten.
    Rest In Peace

  17. Waylon Wimberly says:
    08 Sep 2021
    Will love and miss you
    My friend

  18. Gary & Rita says:
    08 Sep 2021
    We will all miss you! Rest In Peace my friend! Gary, Rita and Louise

  19. Weletta says:
    08 Sep 2021
    Beautiful tribute!

  20. Don Magrini lit a candle:
    08 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 8, 2021 at 9:25:18 PM

  21. Don Magrini says:
    08 Sep 2021
    I want to express my condolences And prayers to the family. Wayne as he was known to me was an awesome gentleman for the short time that I’ve got to know him. I will never forget the moments that we got to spend together and some of the laughs we had. He will always have a special place in my heart.

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